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posted Friday, July 28, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 30


Trump tweets sow confusion, fear among Trans service members

ACLU says 'Get in touch with us'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a series of three early morning tweets on July 26, Donald Trump managed to throw the Pentagon into disarray and sow fear and confusion among Transgender people serving in the US military.

'After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not acc
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LGBT Americans have no rights under federal law, DOJ says

DOJ brief contradicts EEOC ruling

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT Americans are not protected by federal civil rights law, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a brief filed July 26.

DOJ intervened in a lawsuit brought by a Gay skydiving instructor, Donald Zarda, who charged that his employer fired him because of his sexual orienta
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Conversion 'therapy' bans are momentous bright spot for LGBTQ movement
As nearly 200 leaders from the state-based LGBTQ equality movement were preparing to meet in Alexandria, Virginia for Equality Federation's 20th Leadership Conference (July 26-29), Rhode Island became the 10th state (4th this year) to ban dangerous anti-LGBTQ conversion 'therapy' practices on minors. The District of Columbia also bans the practi more
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Former Mayors release statement on Mayor Murray term
SEATTLE (July 24, 2017) - The undersigned former Seattle Mayors released the following statement regarding the balance of Mayor Ed Murray's term:

'We have been saddened by the recent allegations against Mayor Murray. He made the honorable, but personally painful decision to drop out of his reelection campaign, a decision that un
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Seattle LGBTQ commissioners call for Mayor Murray to resign
City of Seattle

Edward B. Murray, Mayor
Seattle LGBTQ Commission
TO: Edward B. Murray, Mayor
FROM: City of Seattle LGBTQ Commission
DATE: July 24, 2017
SUBJECT: Request for Resignation

Dear Mayor Murray,

We are writing to request your immediate resign
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Local leaders, transgender military veterans, service members respond to Trump's tweets

Public officials react to Trump's Trans service ban

US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
'Anyone who puts on a uniform to defend our freedoms deserves our country's support and whole-hearted respect. As a senior member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and the daughter of a World War II veteran, I am committed to continuing work with my colleagues and members of our military to
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Local leaders, transgender military veterans, service members respond to Trump's tweets

Gender Justice League denounces Trump tweets

Local Transgender veterans and active duty service members respond

This morning (July 26) US President Donald Trump sent trans military service members into chaos by tweeting that transgender people can no longer serve in the military. President Trump wrote, 'After consultation with my generals and military experts, please b
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Local leaders, transgender military veterans, service members respond to Trump's tweets

Trump assault on Trans people

A special message from Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO Reversing an open and inclusive policy long-supported by top military leaders, Donald Trump announced this morning [July 26] that transgender Americans will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the military. Additionally, Trump's Department of Justice is set to argue in more
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Local leaders, transgender military veterans, service members respond to Trump's tweets

Transgender people are not a burden

A message from the Pride Foundation

'Today, I have the feeling of being an unappreciated outlander in the country where I served six exemplary years in the Idaho Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974. I was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant - and all the while living in the recesses of a deep, dark closet i
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Local leaders, transgender military veterans, service members respond to Trump's tweets

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan's statement on Trump administration attacks on LGBTQ Americans

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan, one of the highest ranking LGBTQ Department of Justice officials and first openly gay U.S. Attorney, issued the following statement after President Trump's tweet banning transgender people from serving their country, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) filing of a brief in federal court arguing that Title VII of more
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LGBTQ Allyship's Queering Politics Candidate Forum a rousing success
by Debbie Carlsen - Executive Director, LGBTQ Allyship
Special to the SGN

On July 19th at Southside Commons in South Seattle, LGBTQ Allyship hosted their first Queering Politics Candidate Forum where over 100 LGBTQ social justice leaders and advocates crowded the room. A strong collaboration of 15 LGBTQ, housing
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Human rights groups react to Trump tweets
ACLU:
'This is an outrageous and desperate action. The thousands of transgender service members serving on the front lines for this country deserve better than a commander-in-chief who rejects their basic humanity.

'Let us be clear. This has been studied extensively, and the consensus is clear: There are no cost
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LGBTQ coalition speaks out against anti-Transgender bills on day of testimony in Texas Senate committee
AUSTIN (TX) - On Friday, July 21, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee began hearing testimony on the anti-transgender legislation SB3 and SB91. Throughout the year - during the regular legislative session and now during the special session - thousands of Texans have spoken out against proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation, including: 27 Fortune 500 more
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Dear Councilmember Gonzalez:

In the most recent issue of Seattle Gay News, you are quoted as saying you will seek removal of Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray by the City Council. That would be illegal. Section 7, Article 19, of the Seattle Municipal Code, states the mayor may be removed for cause. 'Cause' can only be commissi
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